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2 Killed In South Mpls. Parking Lot Shooting Identified

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Authorities have identified the two men shot and killed inside a car in south Minneapolis last Sunday evening.

Neighbors heard gunshots right outside of the Franklin Housing Cooperative building, located near East Franklin Avenue and 22nd Avenue South. It was there, in the parking lot, that officers found a gruesome scene inside a car.

Two men were found dead inside the car while a third man injured and was hospitalized overnight.

On Thursday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the men as 24-year-old Rastem Mohamed Abubakar and 19-year-old Abdulahi Kadir Awuni – both of Minneapolis. Abubakar died of a gunshot wound to the head while Awuni died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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Police believe there's more than one gunman involved and say the suspects fled on foot. Officers say they are already following up on leads after speaking to people who live nearby.

Police believe the three men who were shot were targeted, and so they don't think the general public is at risk. If you know anything that might help them make an arrest, you're asked to call the Minneapolis Police Tip Line at (612) 692-8477 or CrimeStoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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